Clear braces are discreet, removable aligners that straighten your smile. They are custom-made based on impressions and measurements of your teeth. Clear braces are braces made from clear plastic, so they blend in and are less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Each set is worn for about two weeks before swapping it out for the next set.
Benefits of Clear Braces
- Clear braces are among the most popular orthodontic treatments because of their cosmetic benefits. Since the brackets are clear, they are nearly invisible. This makes them ideal for image-conscious teens and adults with minor orthodontic needs.
- They are typically less expensive and more comfortable than traditional braces.
- Clear braces also allow you to brush and floss your teeth normally.
- They are also less painful compared to traditional braces.
- It is easier to eat and drink as you usually would since there are no wires or brackets to get in your way.
- Clear braces are a quick and comfortable way to realign your smile. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear braces do not irritate the gums or cheeks.
Dental Procedure for Clear Braces
Your dentist will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth at your consultation. This will help them determine what type of clear braces or clear aligners you may need. Impressions are molds of your teeth and will help your dentist plan your treatment.
Once your dentist has this information, they will be able to recommend a treatment plan and timeline.
After your consultation, we will send the results to the dental lab, where the clear braces are fabricated.
At our office, we fit patients with clear braces. These braces are made of translucent material. We attach the braces to the front of your teeth. They remain in place throughout treatment, but they blend into your smile to keep them discreet.
Adjustments are necessary after clear braces are placed to ensure that the teeth move correctly. A dental professional uses special tools to move teeth into their correct positions.
Once your braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to hold your teeth in their new positions. Depending on your type of braces, you may need to wear your retainer around the clock or only at night. The retention phase may last for approximately 12 months.
Each patient may require an average Invisalign treatment time of about one year. The actual length of treatment will depend on your situation and how your teeth respond to treatment.
The dentist and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to give Denist Atlanta GA a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.